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Full Name: Noel Henderson Reid
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Noel Henderson
Surname: Reid
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 14146
First Known Rank:
  • Private
  • Private
Occupation before Enlistment:
  • Labourer
  • Labourer
Next of Kin:
  • Mr A.G. Reid (father), 109 Arthur Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Mr A.G. Reid (father), 109 Arthur Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Single
Enlistment Address:
  • Omarana, Waitaki, New Zealand
  • Omarana, Waitaki, New Zealand
Military District: Oamaru
Body on Embarkation:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit:
  • 30 Battalion
  • Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number:
  • WW2 3
  • WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll:
  • WW2 397
  • WW2 176
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: At sea, lost in the SS Nino Bixio
Date of Death: 17 August 1942
Age at Death: 27
Year of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Killed whilst a Prisoner of War
Memorial Name: Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference: Column 104.
Biographical Notes:
  • Noel Reid was the son of Andrew George and Benjamina Jessie Reid, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • He was killed when the Nino Bixio, carrying Allied prisoners, was torpedoed.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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